4th Annual Northern Maine Rural Living Day

Saturday, September 8, 2018
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Houlton Civic Center & Fairgrounds

Pre-registration fee is $10 per person and $15 day of event and is highly recommended to insure availability!

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Fee for the entire day of classes will be $10 per person and $15 day of the event. $20 for families with 2 or more children over age 10 and children under age 10 are free. Prices do not include lunch.

Classes will Include:

  • Growing Blueberries & Raspberries
  • Invasive Forest Pests – What Can We Do?
  • Home Brewing 101
  • Ruminant Health & Nutrition
  • Planning Ahead: Choosing Fall Perennials and Preparing Your Garden for Winter
  • Growing Cranberries: The Glass Might be Half Full, But it’s Half Full of Cranberries!
  • Welcome the Native Bees
  • How to Create A Root Cellar
  • Keys to Marketing Your Small Business
  • Organic & Conventional Apple Tree Management
  • Backyard Maple Syrup – Filtering for Quality

There will be ongoing rural living crafts, livestock demonstrations and displays throughout the day.

Returning are the many popular youth activities such as Berries to Bread, where youth get to hand-grind wheat berries into flour and make their own bread that is then cooked by staff.

They can also participate in Butter Makin Shakin and make their own butter from fresh cream for their freshly made bread; Making Pasta from ScratchRefrigerator Pickles  are just a few of the exciting hands-on activities.

There will also be many 4-H Youth STEM activities for participants to play and learn how to exercise critical-thinking skills.

Several vendors from around the county who support rural living and celebrate local entrepreneurship will share their wares and expertise with visitors as well.

The same fabulous crew that provided lunch last year are excited to offer their delicious locally grown fare again.

Hope to see you there!
Linda Trickey